- 2010 National LGBT Conference
- 27 July 2010
In rural areas many older LGBT people can be left feeling isolated and unsupported. Very often the support networks and access to services and health provisions enjoyed by older LGBT people living in urban areas is just non existent in rural areas.
Conference it is vital for the mental and physical well being of our older LGBT brothers and sisters that they are able to access the support and services that they need.
Conference asks the National LGBT Committee to consult with the Local Government, Community and Health Service Groups with an aim of:
1.Highlighting the importance of providing appropriate services to older LGBT people and discuss the provisions and choices available;
2.Conference further instructs the National LGBT Committee to work with the Regional LGBT groups to provide guidelines and best practice advice that can be used to lobby Local Authorities to provide vital services for our rural LGBT older members;
3.Where rural outreach support groups do exist, conference urges that Regional LGBT groups and committees and branch self organised groups liaise with older people to offer practical support and raise awareness about the benefits of belonging to UNISON.